Following a hugely successful event in Barcelona earlier this year, the European Outdoor Group (EOG) is pleased to announce that the fifth annual European Outdoor Summit (EOS) will be taking place from 4th - 5th October 2017 in Treviso, Italy.
Each year the EOS is managed in partnership with a host organisation from that country; we are delighted to say that the EOS 2017 will be delivered in partnership with both ASSOSPORT (Italian Association of Sporting Goods Manufacturers) and the Italian Outdoor Group (IOG).
The Summit will take place at the BHR Treviso Hotel which is conveniently located just a few minutes from the old town, five minutes from Treviso Airport and 25 minutes from Venice Marco Polo International. Boasting a central European location, Treviso offers good rail links for those wishing to travel by train and shuttle services from Treviso and Venice airports will be arranged for delegates’ convenience.
Situated in the Veneto region of north-east Italy, Treviso was rebuilt and restored after a Second World War bombing. Featuring medieval and renaissance architecture, the town centre is a rambling maze of streets and is circled by a town wall and waterways. Treviso is only 40km from the capital of Veneto, Venice, which is famed for its canal network, two and a half hours from the Italian Dolomites and just 30 minutes from the world's leading design centre for outdoor footwear, Montebelluna.
Now a key event in the outdoor trade calendar, the EOS is supported by the sector’s largest brands and organisations. Each year the Summit focuses on key topics that stimulate debate and discussion, with the ultimate aim to improve business practices and promote growth and innovation. For 2017, the event aims to look at the entirety of what we do through the lens of the consumer.
Luca Businaro, Assosport President, said: “We are very proud to host in Italy the event that in few years has become the European focus point for the outdoor sector. We are sure that the joint work between the EOG and Assosport-IOG will lead to a successful event. Our country has more than 200 companies that produce sporting goods for the outdoor market. According to turnover, Italy is the 4th country in Europe, after Germany, England and France.”
Luca Pedrotti, IOG President, said: “We are happy to host EOS 2017 in Italy. Our country has a long tradition in outdoor and most of the world’s footwear manufacturers are based in Italy, near Venice. I am confident that Assosport and the IOG have the knowledge and the people to make EOS 2017 a success.”
Mark Held, General Secretary of the EOG, comments: “For each EOS we look for a location that not only offers delegates somewhere easy and convenient to get to, but somewhere that conveys the spirit of the outdoors. Italy boasts some of the planet’s most spectacular scenery and challenging landscape, making it hugely popular with outdoor enthusiasts. It is also home to some of the industry’s biggest brands and manufacturers, with the hub of outdoor footwear - Montebelluna, just half an hour away from Treviso and the Italian Dolomites a short distance north of the town. In partnership with ASSOSPORT and the IOG, we look forward to bringing the industry another informative, engaging and inspiring event that will continue the huge success that the EOS has become.”
Details about how to book a place at EOS 2017 will be available in due course. For more information about the summit, visit www.europeanoutdoorsummit.com.